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Hartman Design, Inc. is a USA designer and manufacturer of low voltage landscape lighting. We recently unveiled a 49.68 kw solar electric power system. The new system is installed at the Hartman Design headquarters in Pennsylvania and will enable the manufacturing business to produce 95% of the electricity used and maintain a competitive edge on their processes.

Designed and installed by RMK Solar of Wyomissing, PA the flat-roof gridconnected photovoltaic (PV) system is comprised of 216 Schott Poly high output 230 watt PV modules. The solar electric system is estimated to produce 60,800 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, which equates to offsetting nearly 97% of Hartman’s consumption.

The solar electric system features Schott panels and SMA Inverters. Rob Kline, president of RMK Solar, Inc. says it is also significant to mention that these are American made components, not imported. This was particularly important while the system is being partially funded by U.S. tax dollars and was the deciding factor by Hartman Design while securing a qualified designer and installer.

Hartman Design is a Pennsylvania based manufacturer specializing in the design and manufacturing of outdoor lighting fixtures sold through recognized brands: Escort Lighting and Integral Lighting. Additional information on the company’s products and services is available online.

RMK Solar is a Pennsylvania based design build firm specializing in photovoltaic (solar electric) power systems for commercial, industrial and residential applications. With headquarters in Wyomissing, the company is responsible for the installation of more than 10 megawatts of photovoltaic power in Pennsylvania. The RMK approach includes system design, permitting, installation, interconnection and commissioning.